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Sunday, August 26, 2012

What a ride!

What a ride! by northwoodsluna
What a ride!, a photo by northwoodsluna on Flickr.

John and Ashlyn went to his girlfriend Kasey's family's Lake Cabin for the weekend. He sent tubing and fishing pics. He caught a really big fish and looked proud as punch! LOL Ashlyn loves tubing behind the boat with Daddy. She loves to swim.

I had intended to get up early yesterday to work on paperwork and organize my studio so that Ican find the things I need/want to use, but woke up at 3:30 AM to Bear whining and scratching at our bedroom door, quite distraught by the thunderstorm. I continued to storm until about 9AM so I spent most of the time with him on the couch keeping him calm. I never did get back to sleep and was just too sleep deprived to focus on any paperwork.

I worked almost all day on unpacking boxes that I had tossed stuff into to move art supplies from the kitchen to the studio. Ahhhh, so that's where this/that/they were!! It seemed like I was making a bigger mess than actually organizing, but sometimes . I'll finish that today and I'm determined to get a bit of art done yet today too!

Last night's dinner was Sweet Corn and Cabbage cooked on the grill. We've been given 3 heads of cabbage in the last week. Who knew it was so easy to grill cabbage in a foil packet with green pepper, onion, garlic powder, sea salt and black pepper? We'll be doing that again sometime! We had some cooked brats in the freezer so I thawed a couple for us to have with the veggies. After dinner I watched the American version of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO on STARZ. I must say I liked the Swedish version much better! Tom fell asleep so he didn't see the movie last night, and hasn't seen the Swedish version or read the books yet either. The American Version veres from teh story a bit.

Day 5 Smoking Cessation: I'm feeling much better and way more positive. Still tolerating Chantix well. Now if I can just stop nibbling unconsciously so the I don't balloon up! However, even if I gain a bit of weight it's still better than the effects of a pack of smokes. 1 pack of smokes has the same effect on the body as carrying around 75-100lbs more weight. I already have that extra 75 lbs. I'll focus on weight loss when I'm a bit farther down the line on smoking cessation. One thing at a time.Also working on decreasing my caffeine use as when not smoking a little caffeine goes a lot farther! Don't need caffeine jitters on top of the other! I'm sipping a lot of ice water and crunching on ice cubes a lot these days.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you on the smoking! Very proud of you! The grilled cabbage sounds amazing! I agree with you, the Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo is better ;o) Take Care ;o)